TCU and Ole Miss are getting ready to face each other in Atlanta after they’ve been demoted to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, but pay per head bookies still believe that this matchup will be definitely worth watching.
A lot was done by the Horned Frogs to make it to the field of the College Football Playoffs, but they ended up dropping from the third position when Florida State and Ohio State were both able to win their games for their conference titles.
This year, TCU are the favorites, and 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS.
The betting line opened up with TCU as the favorites by three points, and 56.5 was the total.
In the 10 last bowl games that they played, Ole Miss went 9-1 SU and 8-1-1 ATS, facing in the year what could have been much better teams in the SEC than TCU faced in Big 12 meetings. The highlight of their season was a 23-17 win at home against Alabama as the underdogs with 4.5 points, as they’re still the only team that was able to beat the top position in the field of the playoffs.
The Rebels were also able to end the season when they beat Mississippi State 31-17 in the Egg Bowl as the underdogs with 2.5 points, something that proved that Ole Miss still can still make good performances when they have the motivation, even though before this happened they ended up losing three out of four meetings in conference action.
There are two ways that TCU can approach the meeting: as a driven side that wants to prove that it should have made it to the playoffs, or they can play in an uninspired manner, looking to simply finish the year and not putting much effort at all against Ole Miss.
The scenario might be one that sees a very motivated team hitting the field, as Gary Patterson got his men ready for this clash. Out of the last eight bowl games that they played, TCU won six of them, and this season they went 10-2 ATS when they won 11 out of 12 meetings, with this season’s only loss made by Baylor in a road game.
TCU were beaten by Baylor 61-58, but they were still able to cover as the dogs with seven points.
In their last meeting, Ole Miss got up for a game against Mississippi State, but this year, the team’s toughest task could be the game with the Horned Frogs. TCU proved that they’re able to score and cover against almost every single team that they faced. Many fans were seriously hoping to see them make it to the playoffs, and pay per head bookies believe that they’ll be the ones to own this meeting.